Sebastien Buemi arrived in Formula One from the GP2 series where he finished sixth overall in the 2008 season. He instantly made a very good impression at the start of the season, managing to score his first Formula One points in the first three races. Apparently the Swiss rookie impressed his team, which seem to be happy with his performance so far and appear willing to help him consolidate his skills.
Toro Rosso's team manager said Buemi had a difficult introduction to Formula 1, referring to the newly adopted ban on in-season testing. This situation makes it even more difficult for Buemi to adjust to Formula One racing, as he was the only newcomer on the grid in 2009.
“But you can't have everything and while we are saving money through not testing, the downside is that young drivers will suffer", said Franz Tost. “What we can say is that Buemi will be a much more complete driver for the 2010 season”, continued the Austrian team manager.
These statements are sure to boost Buemi's confidence for the remainder of the season, in order for him to focus more on driving and bringing valuable points for the team. The next thing on Franz Tost' schedule will be to announce Buemi's new teammate in Bourdais' place.